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How to Keep Calm When Flying

Posted on 11 March 2018 by (0)

How to Keep Calm When Flying

Some people experience a great deal of anxiety whenever they fly. In fact, some people have actual flying phobia. This is known as aviatophobia or aerophobia. If this is your first time to travel in an aircraft, you should know how to avoid anxiety.

Here are tips that will help you keep calm when flying:

Consider the Stats and Feel Good about Them

Over 3 million people fly every day across the world. In every two seconds, there are planes taking off somewhere in the globe. What’s more, statistics reveal that air travel is approximately 22 times safer than using a car to travel.

Don’t Go into Details

Avoid graphics that are associated with air travel disasters. Although being informed is a good idea, too much information is not necessary for people with anxiety.

Arrive Early

Arriving at the airport early will give you sufficient time to relax before you board the plane. On the other hand, arriving late will make your anxiety worse.

Book a Seat on the Wing

If you are terrified by turbulence, take a seat in the aircraft’s wing. This is the most stable section of a plane. When you seat on the wing, you don’t feel the turbulence like passengers in the back.

Tell the Flight Attendants

Before the plane takes off, tell the flight attendants about your anxiety. You might be introduced to the pilots or get extra attention.

Take Control

There are simple ways that may help with flying anxiety. For instance, you can wear a rubber band on your wrist and snap this rubber band whenever you become anxious. The sting of the band helps in diverting attention from the anxiety of flying.


Once you board the plane, recline or sit comfortably and start to breathe in deeply. Breathe out slowly and concentrate on breathing. You can even count the number of times you breathe. This will keep you from concentrating on the surrounding.

These are just some of the tips that will help you relax and keep calm when flying. Try them out when traveling next time if you feel anxious whenever you fly.